India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Equals MS Dhoni’s Record of Nine Consecutive ODI Wins

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New Delhi: Virat Kohli on Sunday equalled MS Dhoni’s record of nine consecutive one-day international (ODI) wins as captain after India defeated Australia in the third match of the series to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

It was also India’s sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series win.

India have so far played 38 ODIs under the captaincy of Kohli, and have won 30 of those games.

India, after the tour of West Indies, defeated Sri Lanka 5-0 to make it six back to back wins. The three back-to-back victories in the ongoing series against Australia takes the tally to 9-0.

Dhoni registered the record from February 2008 to January 2009, during which India defeated England 5-0 at home and then Sri Lanka in four consecutive matches in an away series.

Also, in the second ODI of the five-match series at Eden Gardens, Kohli became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to score more than 10,000 runs across all formats in team’s victories.